Machado de Castro Museum

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Basic info

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Type of attraction


Portuguese name

Museu Machado de Castro


Largo Dr. José Rodrigues

+351 239853070

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How to visit


Adult: €8
Children (13-24) & Over 64: €4

Opening times

Tue-Sun: 10 am – 6m

Last entry 5.30 pm

Closing days

1st january, Easter Sunday, 1st may, 4th july, 25th december


Largo da Sé Velha

Public transports

More details

  • The treasure of Queen Saint Elisabeth
  • Roman cryptoporticus
  • The Black Christ
  • Deposition of Christ by Jean de Rouen
  • Small chapel on the courtyard with sevillian tiles
  • Treasury’s chapel
  • Courtyard

1st century – Construction of the Roman cryptoporticus

11th or 12th centuries – Construction of the old Bishop’s Palace

16th century – Loggia of the courtyard

17th century – Church of São João de Almedina (outside)

1913 – Opening to the public

1965 – Classification as National Museum

2014 – Piranesi/Prix de Rome prize for the renovation by architect Gonçalo Byrne

the surroundings

  • New Cathedral (100 m)
  • Science Museum (130 m)
  • Cabinet of curiosities (150 m)
  • Old Cathedral (300 m)
  • Holy House of Mercy Museum (450 m)
  • University Barroque Library (450 m)
  • Loggia Bar & Restaurant at the museum
  • Italianino (250m)
  • Law faculty bar (300m)
  • O Trovador (300m)
  • Couraça (450m)

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